August 19 was a very busy day – Clear the Shelter National Adoption Drive & International Homeless Animal Day.  We not only cleared our shelter by finding homes for our animals, but we treated five dogs belonging to owners from the homeless community.

Thanks to a donation from the Dorothy K. Thomas Trust and Southwest Gas’ employee donor program, Fuel For Life, we were able to offer FREE pet adoptions at the Nationwide Adoption Drive “Clear the Shelters.”  In addition, SWG’s employee-volunteer team called the Blue Crew – Building Lives Up Everywhere – helped during the event.  At the end of the day 36 dogs, 12 cats, 2 rabbits and 1 guinea pig found a home.

In honor of International Homeless Animal Day, in partnership with Victorville Animal Care & Control, and thanks to donations from VVAPL supporters and Fuel For Life, we spay/neutered, microchipped and gave rabies vaccines to five dogs belonging to the homeless community at no charge to their pet owners. 

We had two major obstacles in this endeavor – signing up pets belonging to the homeless community and getting pet owners in the homeless community to trust that VVAPL and Victorville Animal Care and Control would give their pets back. 

During an event to feed the homeless community, we signed up ten pets.  We told the pet owners not to be alarmed when Victorville Animal Care & Control showed up because they were going to transport their pets to VVAPL for the medical procedures and return them.  We were thrilled with a 50% turnout the day of the procedures.  It is a start to building a relationship within the homeless community and making this an annual event.

Photo:  SWG’s the Blue Crew at Clear the Shelters

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March 18th 2018

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Upcoming Events

VVAPL Holds Microchip Clinic in Adelanto

VVAPL Humane Society and Adelanto Animal Control are holding a microchip clinic on Saturday, March 17 from 9 a.m. to noon at Adelanto City Hall, 11600 Air Expressway.  The first 50 pets of Adelanto residents will receive microchips FREE of charge (proof of residency required).  Microchips are $10 for pets of non-Adelanto residents and pets after the 50 FREE microchips are given out.  This clinic is being held during the City of Adelanto's Dog License and Vaccination Clinic for pets of Adelanto Residents.  For more information on the microchip clinic please call (760) 247-2102.

Do Good With Burritos


  • Apple Valley Chipotle, 19179 Bear Valley Rd. Ste. 4
  • March 19
  • 4:00-8:00 pm
  • Chipotle is having a fundraiser to support VVAPL Humane Society. Just bring in a flyer, show it on your smartphone or tell the cashier you're supporting the cause to make sure that 50% of the proceeds will be donated to help the animals at VVAPL.

Show your Support

Purchase this adorable Paw Print Bracelet for $38. plus tax.

The Humane Society will earn $15. for every purchase.

To order e-mail ddrover@qnet.com or call 909 331-2644


Protect your pet. ShelterCare Pet Insurance Programs




Cruise Nights are back at Burgerlicious in Apple Valley on Friday, April 13 from 5pm to 8pm. Thanks to the Route 103.1 FM, the BCC (Burgerlicious Critter Crue) and Rod French, the monthly car show will be filling the parking lots of Burgerlicious, 21044 Bear Valley Road and adjacent Town & County Tire with pre-1976 and specialty vehicles. Dog adoptions, music by the Route 103.1 FM, prizes and trophies are part of the fun. No dog adoption coupons or promo codes accepted at this event. Cruise Nights will be held the second Friday of every month through October 12. Join us for this family fun event. All proceeds benefit VVAPL Humane Society.

A Delicious Way To Raise Money

Enjoy delicious food in a fun atmosphere along with your friends and family while earning funds in support of VVAPL Humane Society. With each flyer presented during this fundraising event, BJ's will donate 20% of food and soft beverage sales to our shelter. Flyers must be printed and presented to server. Fundraiser is on April 17 from 11:00 am to 8:00 pm.

BJ's Restaurant Brewhouse 11600 Amargosa Road Victorville